This page presents the geographical name data for Morse Point in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Morse Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10298
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 05' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 56' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.0833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.9333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Point marking the E side of the entrance of Antarctic Bay on the N coast of South Georgia. The point appears roughly charted on maps dating back to about 1900. It was roughly surveyed by DI personnel in the period 1925-31, and resurveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after the British sealing vessel Morse, which was working in South Georgia in 1799-1800, probably the first British sealer to do so. She was based at Antarctic Bay when encountered by Edmund Fanning, who published an account of the meeting.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data